WhatsApp, the most popular instant messaging app is currently working to bring some changes to the privacy section with the version number 22.214.171.124 beta for some Android users.
The app-oriented firm is continuously making efforts to improve its app and provide a better experience to its users. For this, it brings changes in its settings to make it more reliable to use.
A recent report by WABetaInfo suggests that the messaging platform is moving the privacy settings from the Account section to the root. It is doing it so that the users reach the privacy section easily.
As per the changes the privacy settings are now placed within the main WhatsApp settings. The main settings consist of Account, Chats, Notifications, Storage and data, App language, Help and Invite a friend option and now the firm has added Privacy below the Accounts so that users can access it with ease.
Previously, users had to open the main settings of WhatsApp. From here they had to open the Account option to navigate through the Privacy section. But now the company has shifted privacy settings to the root.
Notably, users can identify the update with the new WhatsApp Android version number 126.96.36.199. But some users may also be able to get the same feature after installing the 188.8.131.52 beta build. Users can download the new update from the Google Play beta program.
Although, the changes are currently in the testing procedure and will take some time to roll out for all Android users.
As per the last update, WhatsApp Android will shortly bring a screenshot blocking feature to all users. Currently, this feature is also rolling out for some beta testers only with the version build 184.108.40.206.
With this new feature, the recipients will be prevented from taking screenshots of the view once images or videos.
(Source – WABetainfo)
WhatsApp to bring paid version with extra features
WhatsApp has a lot of users around the globe. The app comes in two versions – the standard WhatsApp messaging platform and the WhatsApp Business version. However, it looks like the paid version of the WhatsApp Business app will come out soon with some extra features.
With WhatsApp Business users can separate their personal and work life easier. Some of the features like quick replies, WhatsApp payments, interactive business messages, automatic greeting messages, Facebook shops integration, etc. are free to the user. Moreover, the chit-chatting platform is likely to bring some more advancements to its users.
According to the information coming from the WABetainfo, WhatsApp will bring the subscription plan for businesses that is WhatsApp Premium. Now, users can take advantage of the advancements.
Prime users will get some extra benefits like a better way to reach customers and some improvements when linking new devices. To be mentioned, the Premium may not be released for the users who use the customer app.
How to Join:
Head on to the Settings of WhatsApp, here if the new feature has arrived on your device then the new section will show up called “WhatsApp Premium”. Users can join the subscription plan by tapping WhatsApp Premium and paying the subscription fee.
The advanced services could bring a custom business link: This is a unique short link that allows customers to view a landing business page. With this businesses can easily start a conversation. But, when you cancel your subscription it expires so that other businesses can claim it later.
The new services may also bring some improvements to multi-device collaboration. The paid users can join up to 10 devices which will make it easier for them to message their customers.
WhatsApp will soon roll out the paid version to the Android and iOS apps available on the Play Store and TestFlight. However, the latest feature will be available for only some of the beta testers. Whereas, the other users may have to wait for some time to grab the Premium version.
(Source – WABetainfo)
WhatsApp Android to bring new privacy features for ‘View Once’ images and videos
WhatsApp announced that it’ll be rolling out new privacy features giving users more control over the kinds of information other people can see. Yes! WhatsApp for Android is bringing new privacy features for ‘View Once’ images and videos.
As you know, View Once photos and videos are media files that can only be viewed once by the recipient and are a great way to share information that you only wish to share for the time being.
However, sometimes it may concern you about who is taking the screenshot or screen record. But now, the upcoming update will bring the screenshot/screen recording detection feature. And the sender will get a notification when this happens.
According to WABetaInfo, the new update is appearing with version number 220.127.116.11. Notably, the new enhancements are limited to some beta testers only. Although, other WhatsApp users have to wait for some time to grasp the update as it is in the testing procedure at present.
Previously, any users who see your view once images and videos can screen record or take a screenshot of that image. But it seems like the online chit-chatting platform is working on the screenshot blocking for view once images and videos.
Even then other people try to use some third-party applications to screengrab your images then the images will turn to black so as to prevent these creepy people to take screenshots.
The inbuilt detection feature is already available in some other apps. The new privacy features for Android users of Whatsapp are still in their early phases. Maybe the company will bring some more improvements with the stable rollout.
Although, the beta testers can install the upgrade from the Google Play Store and take advantage of the new enhancements before the stable version.
(Source – WABetainfo)
Do not disturb API for missed calls coming soon to WhatsApp
Have you ever missed important calls on WhatsApp when your phone is on ‘do not disturb mode?
If yes, then this article will help you out with it. It is recently reported that WhatsApp is working to release the Do not disturb API for Android users of WhatsApp to let them notify of missed calls.
In the meantime, WhatsApp is currently developing features for Android users, which are already available for iOS devices. However, this beta update is for testing the compatibility of the Android smartphone to handle this new feature.
How its works:
Every time a WhatsApp call is missed while your device is in do not disturb mode, a new label appears in the calls tab. The benefit of this is that you will always be aware of missed calls as a result of the do not disturb setting.
If your friend called on WhatsApp when your phone is in Do not disturb mode Now due to this feature, you get to know that someone calls you in the call log section with the label ‘Silenced Do not Disturb’ (in blue color).
After getting the Do not disturb API feature on WhatsApp, the application works more smartly to manage and handle each situation. However, WhatsApp isn’t stopping yet, it’s always in active mode to develop new features for the users.
You can identify this new beta build through the Android 18.104.22.168 version. Now all of your tension related to not even getting notification of missed calls on the WhatApp is now ended.
Notably, if you are a WhatsApp beta tester then must experience this on your Android smartphone. and if not then wait for a while for its stable rollout. Just keep checking for the update through the Google Play Store on your smartphone to always be up to date.